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Auction 130, Lot 707

"Tartaria", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.7 inches
18.8 x 14.5 cm
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Charming small map of the northern region of Asia fully engraved with mountains, forests, and towns. It includes part of China and the island form of Korea. The Anian Fretium separates Asia from Americae Pars, the Pacific Northwest coast of America. The map is adorned with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius, with French text on the verso.


Condition: A

There is some expert paper restoration in the right margin and some minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/2/2009